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The Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium (19-21 Nov) brings together researchers in the creative arts and humanities.

This 3-day event is a collaboration between USC's Arts Research in Creative Humanities cluster (ARCH), USC Office of Research and the Australasian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres (ACHRC).

Download the Creative Humanities Matters Colloquium program booklet (PDF 2.4MB)

Day 1: Monday 19 November

Time Event

8–8.30am

Outside LT7

Registration

8.30–9am

LT7

Welcome to Country

  • Traditional Custodian and Gubbi Gubbi representative Mr Brent Miller

Welcome and introductions

  • A/Prof Lisa Chandler (ARCH Director, USC)
  • Prof Roland De Marco (DVC Research and Innovation, USC)
  • Prof Will Christie (ACHRC Director, ANU)

9–10.30am

LT7

Creative Humanities Matters: value, impact and engagement

Chair: Dr Tully Barnett

KEYNOTE: Prof Julian Meyrick

After What Matters? A reflection on the value of arts and culture and the four lies of data

  • Prof Robert Phiddian (Flinders)
  • Prof Jennifer Radbourne (Deakin Uni)
  • Prof Jen Webb (Uni of Canberra)

10.30–11am

Outside LT7

Morning tea

11am–12.30pm

LT7

Creative Relationships with Collecting Institutions

Chair: Dr Tim Peters

  • Vicki McDonald (State Librarian & CEO, SLQ)
  • Dr Toni Risson (former creative fellow SLQ)
  • A/Prof Lisa Chandler (USC, ARCH)
  • A/Prof Sandy O’Sullivan (USC)

12.30–1.30pm

Outside LT7

Lunch 

1.30–2.30pm

LT7

KEYNOTE: Dr Anita Heiss 

On Being A Creative Disruptor

  • Chair A/Prof Sandy O’Sullivan (USC)

2.30–3.30pm

LT7

Creative Humanities in Practice: Creative writing

Chair: Dr Ginna Brock

  • Prof Gary Crew (USC) The aging writer: to continue to push the envelope – or not?
  • Dr Ross Watkins (USC) The Apology: depicting authority, dysfunction and resilience in the Australian family
  • Peter Moore (USC) Disrupting a castaway graveyard plot
  • Dr Shelley Davidow (USC)On family, race and the spaces between: writing Shadow Sisters

3.30–4pm

Outside LT7

Afternoon tea

4–5pm

LT6

Between Worlds: The Value of University Art Museums to the Institution and the Community

Chair: Megan Williams (USC Art Gallery)

  • Dr Holly Arden (UQ Art Museum)
  • Angela Goddard (Griffith University Art Museum)
  • Kevin Wilson (QUT Art Museum)

5-6pm

USC Art Gallery

USC Art Gallery viewing, book launch and welcome drinks

7pm Event Dinner  – The Dock, Mooloolaba Wharf

Day 2: Tuesday 20 November

Time Event

8–8.30am

Outside LT7

Registration

8.30–10am

Room C1.40

HDR and ECR Workshop. Building a research trajectory

Presented by Prof Will Christie (Director ACHRC, ANU) and A/ Prof Anna Johnston (UQ)

10 - 10.45am

LT7

KEYNOTE: Professor Phil Graham

Creative Humanities and the Collapse of Globalised Liberalism

Chair: Dr Joanna McIntyre (USC)

10.45–11.15am

Outside LT7

Morning tea

11.15–12.45pm

LT7

USC Showcase: Inclusivity, Equality and the Creative Humanities

Chair: Dr Harriot Beazley

  • Dr Harriot Beazley - Creative inclusive methodologies with marginalised young people
  • Dr Tim Peters - Equality, Legal Subjectivity and the Seeing of Law in Comics
  • Dr Gail Crimmins - Theatricalising the narratives of women casual academics
  • Sarah Windred - Visual participatory methodologies with young urban informal workers
  • Dakoda Barker - The Mighty Spoon: Representing characters with chronic health conditions in videogames

12.45–2pm

Lunch Outside LT7

Short Film: Peripheral Arts: Stories from the Periphery (1.30 - 1.50pm LT7)

2–3.15pm

C building 

Level 1

Collaboration Discussions

Themed rooms for topic discussion and collaboration planning

  • C1.37 - Law, human rights and social justice (Chair: Dr Tim Peters)
  • C1.38 - Children and youth (Chair: Prof Gary Crew)
  • C1.39 - Environmental humanities and the non-human (Chair: Dr Clare Archer-Lean)
  • C1.48 - Incorporating the visual (Chair: Dr Uwe Terton)
  • C1.49 - Digital humanities (Chair: Dr Tully Barnett)
  • C1.41 - Challenges around diversity in the creative humanities (Chair: A/Prof Sandy O’Sullivan)

3.15-3.30pm

Outside LT7

Afternoon tea

3.30-4.30pm

LT7

Discussion Panel: Creative Humanities Futures: Opportunities and Challenges

Chair: Tully Barnett (Flinders)

  • Prof Will Christie (Director ACHRC, ANU)
  • A/Prof Anna Johnston (UQ)
  • A/Prof Kerry Taylor (Massey)
  • Prof Jen Webb (Uni of Canberra)
  • Dr Leah Barclay (Griffith Uni)

4.30-5.30pm

C1.48

ACHRC Annual meeting

Day 3: Wednesday 21 November

Time   Event

9  - 11.30am

C1.40

Creative Writing Master Class: Professor Gary Crew

Methods for the Creative Project 
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